News Quiz - August (Lucky) 13th

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News Quiz C4
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Question 1

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Students at which university launched a #savethebird campaign this week, protesting a lack of consultation for changes made to the uni's name and logo?
Answer
  • The University of Wollongong
  • Western Sydney University
  • Bond University
  • Monash University

Question 2

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The Australian netball team is known as the ...
Answer
  • Diamonds
  • Opals
  • Emeralds
  • Sapphires

Question 3

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Rap star Tyga re-gifted which item to Kylie Jenner for her 18th birthday?
Answer
  • A fur coat previously owned by Marilyn Monroe that had been given to his mum as a 50th birthday present
  • A huge ruby ring that had been given to him by his producer
  • A white Ferrari he had given to a former girlfriend, but took back and gave a colour change
  • A baby tiger given to him by a wealthy fan

Question 4

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NASA astronauts took their first bite of which space-grown edible plant this week?
Answer
  • Alfalfa
  • Wheatgrass
  • Snowpea sprouts
  • Romaine lettuce

Question 5

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Which country decreed a time zone change, turning its clocks back by 30 minutes?
Answer
  • North Korea
  • Burma
  • Azerbaijan
  • Queensland

Question 6

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An Australian World Champion of which sport is arguing for its inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
Answer
  • Boomerang throwing
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Futsal
  • Underwater hockey

Question 7

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Singer and musician Ed Sheeran shared a new chest tattoo on Instagram that's been described by fans as "damned ugly". What does it depict?
Answer
  • "I love Mum" in a blue love heart
  • An American bald eagle
  • A stylised colour illustration of a lion
  • A lego man

Question 8

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Thirteen people were killed and hundreds were injured last night in explosions in a container terminal in which country?
Answer
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia

Question 9

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Yippee! Geography! The US state indicated by number 25 is ...
Answer
  • Washington
  • Alabama
  • Atlanta
  • Florida

Question 10

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What is a plebiscite?
Answer
  • A prehistoric animal discovered in fossil records that is closely related to a trilobite
  • A vote by members of an electorate on an important public question such as a change in the constitution or a particular law
  • A broken stalactite
  • A person who ranked lowest on the social order in the Roman Empire
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